AACOM extends congratulations to Cole Zanetti, DO, for winning the American College of Physicians (ACP) Primary Care Innovation Award. This award is presented to the participant whose innovation encourages providers to weigh the benefits of medical interventions against their potential and actual costs, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes. Dr. Zanetti’s submission, “Positive Deviance, a value based approach to patient engagement in primary care,” proposes a quality improvement and cultural change approach to obtaining better patient engagement and outcomes at a reduced cost by looking for positive, value based outliers within a given population to serve as teachers for others in their community.
Dr. Zanetti is an alumnus of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC/TCOM), and is currently a combined Family Medicine and Leadership Preventive Medicine Resident at Dartmouth. Among his many other accomplishments in his young career, Dr. Zanetti also served as an AACOM Osteopathic Health Policy Intern (OHPI) in 2011, and was a member of the AACOM and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Blue Ribbon Commission for the Advancement of Osteopathic Medical Education (BRC).